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James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ Leads THR’s Top TV Songs Chart for January

James Arthur leads THR's Top TV Songs chart, powered by Shazam, for January with his hit song "Say You Won't Let Go," thanks to CBS' Pure Genius.

James Arthur leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Shazam, for January with his hit song “Say You Won’t Let Go,” thanks to CBS’ Pure Genius.

Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on cumulative monthly Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the same period.

“Way Down We Go” was featured in the 11th episode of Pure Genius’ first season on Jan. 12 and leads all songs with 238,000 Shazam tags, 116,000 downloads sold and 34 million U.S. streams in January, according to Nielsen Music.


The song is the first single from Arthur’s second studio album, Back From the Edge, which he released through Columbia Records in October and reached No. 52 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Jan. 28).

The song currently sits at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 4, and was recently featured among the top-trending love songs around the world on Valentine’s Day, according to LyricFind.

Alternative hip-hop artist K.Flay lands at No. 4 with “Blood in the Cut,” after being featured in the eighth episode of the first season of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious’ on Jan. 17. The song earns its spot with 73,000 Shazam tags, 18,000 downloads sold and 2.3 million U.S. streams in the month, according to Nielsen Music.

The song, which appears on her fourth EP Crush Me, reached No. 4 on the Alternative Songs chart and No. 10 on the Rock Airplay chart (both charts dated Feb. 25).

Elsewhere on the Top TV Songs chart, Ini Kamoze’s former No. 1 Hot 100 hit “Here Comes the Hotstepper” debuts at No. 9 after its appearance in FX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. The song appeared in the second episode of Sunny’s 12th season on Jan. 11.

The Jamaican reggae artist brings in 14,000 Shazam tags, 3,000 downloads sold and 1.2 million U.S. streams during the month. Of those 1.2 million streams, 319,000 occurred in the first full tracking week after the episode aired (tracking week ending Jan. 19).

The song spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 1994 after originally appearing in the film Ready to Wear. The song also reached No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 22 on the Dance Club Songs chart the same year.

Here is the full Top TV Songs chart for January:

Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)
1. “Say You Won’t Let Go,” James Arthur, Pure Genius (CBS)
2. “Way Down We Go,” Kaleo, Teen Wolf (MTV)
3. “Unsteady,” X Ambassadors, Lucifer (FOX)
4. “Blood In The Cut,” K.Flay, Sweet/Vicious (MTV)
5. “Pony,” Ginuwine, Lethal Weapon (FOX)
6. “High And Low,” Empire of the Sun, Lethal Weapon (FOX)
7. “Budapest,” George Ezra, Life In Pieces (CBS)
8. “Here Comes The Hotstepper,” Ini Kamoze, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)
9. “Don’t Forget About Me,” Cloves, Shadowhunters (Freeform)
10. “Don’t You Want Me,” The Human League, Timeless (NBC)